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Type 2 Diabetes – Deficiency of A Brain Protein Linked With Early Brain Malfunction and Dementia

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor also referred to as BDNF, is a protein found in the central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord. It helps in the growth, maturation, and maintenance of nerve cells, and helps individual nerve cells that make up the brain, communicate with each other and is vital for both learning and memory. It is thought to help manage… eating, drinking, body weight, Type 2 diabetes, and brain function. In October of 2018, the journal Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism reported on a study from […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – A New Herbal Composition Shows Promise in Controlling Diabetes

According to scientists at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, a new botanical composition shows promise for controlling Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in September of 2018 in the journal Integrative Medical Research, tested an herbal supplement designated at the moment, as SR2004. It includes herbs with Latin names… morus alba, artemisia dracunculus, urtica dioica, cinnamomum zeylanicum, and taraxacum officinale. A total of one hundred and three people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes received SR2004 along with their usual treatment. After 12 weeks their… average HbA1c […]

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Trump wants to just tariff the hell out of China

Another day, another whopper of a tariff. The Trump administration has been busy finalizing the rulemaking process to put 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which will almost certainly affect the prices of many critical technology components and have on-going repercussions for Silicon Valley supply chains. That followed the implementation of tariffs on $50 billion of goods earlier this year. Now, President Trump, as reported by reporters on Air Force One this morning, has said that he is prepared to triple down on his […]

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Gaming in Asia may be cryptos killer decentralized app

As money and talent flows into the crypto and blockchain worlds, a persistent question keeps coming up: what is going to be the “killer app” that drives adoption for these nascent technologies? The answer may well be quite simple: gaming in Asia. Back in March, For those unfamiliar with Cryptokitties, it’s often been alluded to as a digital version of Beanie Babies. Cryptokitties are virtual collectibles in the form of cute cats that can be bought, sold, collected and traded with cryptocurrency, with all the transactions listed […]

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Monkeys are being cloned inside a Chinese lab. This is what they look like.

Apple has removed thousands of gambling apps from its Chinese App Store.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple is removing a slew of apps from its App Store in China in order to comply with the country’s strict regulations. According to Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television or CCTV, Apple has removed 25,000 gambling apps from its Chinese App Store. This move comes after a number of Chinese media outlets lobbed complaints at the tech giant last month for allegedly allowing gambling, pornography, and counterfeit goods promotions in its App Store.  […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Does Telemedicine Have a Place In Treating Diabetes?

Investigators at the University Hospital in Tours and several other research institutions in France have determined telemedicine is useful in dealing with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in August 2018 in the Telemedicine Journal and E-Health. The investigators combined 42 trials of the technique and analyzed them as if they were one large study with 6,170 participants… a total of 34 studies used devices for telemonitoring blood sugar levels while the other 8 used teleconsultation. The participants using telemedicine experienced […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Combined Physical Activity Makes It Easier to Control Blood Sugar

The two basic types of exercise, aerobic and muscle or resistance training, have been much studied as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China, put together thirty-seven studies on the two exercise types and analyzed them as if they were one extensive study. They found a combination of the two types of exercise is best for controlling blood sugar levels. Their results were published in July of 2018 in the […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Combined Physical Activity Makes It Easier to Control Blood Sugar

The two basic types of exercise, aerobic and muscle or resistance training, have been much studied as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China, put together thirty-seven studies on the two exercise types and analyzed them as if they were one extensive study. They found a combination of the two types of exercise is best for controlling blood sugar levels. Their results were published in July of 2018 in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The studies […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Obese Newborns at Risk for Developing Insulin Resistance

According to a study reported on in July of 2018 in the Journal of Clinical and Endocrinological Metabolism babies born large for their age are at risk for insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in Shanghai, China, and some different research facilities in Canada found what may be the reason for the high risk of Type 2 diabetes seen in adults born large for their ages. The researchers included… […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Obese Newborns at Risk for Developing Insulin Resistance

According to a study reported on in July of 2018 in the Journal of Clinical and Endocrinological Metabolism babies born large for their age are at risk for insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in Shanghai, China, and some different research facilities in Canada found what may be the reason for the high risk of Type 2 diabetes seen in adults born large for their ages. The researchers included… […]

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